Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Russell T Davies Talks About Alan Rickman


Last week it was announced that legendary actor Alan Rickman has passed away after battling cancer. Rickman was known for playing a variety of roles on stage and screen, often as a complex antagonist, including Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

As the news spread ex-showrunner and head writer Russell T Davies was taking part in an interview with The Guardian talking about his own life when he was texted by his partner, Andrew, alerting him of Rickman's death.

The extract reads:

How’s Andrew? “He’s fine.” Is he working? “God no. He can walk the dog. He made me dinner for the first time the other night. Very good spaghetti bolognese. So grateful. I can’t stand cooking!” Davies glances at his phone. Andrew has just texted him the news that Alan Rickman has died. “Can’t quite believe it. He was so great. We asked him to be in Doctor Who so often.”

So there's one question solved that you may have asked yourself - Why wasn't he ever in Doctor Who?  He very well could of been, but perhaps Rickman himself didn't feel the time was right, or wasn't suited? - that we'll never know.

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